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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,214 7,359 43.3 42.2-44.4 1,464 8.7 8.0- 9.3 6,391 48.1 46.9-49.2
-Eastern NC 5,074 2,361 41.2 39.4-43.1 480 8.3 7.4- 9.4 2,233 50.5 48.5-52.4
GENDER
Male 1,787 710 34.5 31.6-37.5 151 7.0 5.7- 8.6 926 58.5 55.4-61.6
Female 3,287 1,651 47.4 45.1-49.6 329 9.5 8.2-11.0 1,307 43.1 40.9-45.4
RACE
White 3,441 1,741 45.8 43.5-48.2 350 9.4 8.1-10.8 1,350 44.8 42.4-47.2
African American 1,144 452 36.4 33.0-40.0 88 6.5 5.0- 8.5 604 57.0 53.3-60.6
Other Minorities 474 159 26.0 21.1-31.7 40 6.0 4.0- 8.8 275 68.0 62.0-73.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 256 70 22.3 16.5-29.4 15 4.0 2.1- 7.2 171 73.7 66.4-79.9
Non-Hispanic 4,809 2,289 43.3 41.4-45.2 464 8.8 7.8- 9.9 2,056 47.9 45.9-49.9
AGE
18-24 228 66 26.8 20.2-34.6 17 6.5 3.6-11.3 145 66.7 58.7-73.9
25-34 614 227 33.8 29.5-38.4 33 5.9 3.9- 8.7 354 60.3 55.5-64.8
35-44 830 346 39.1 35.1-43.2 58 6.6 4.9- 8.9 426 54.3 50.0-58.4
45-54 1,017 475 45.7 42.0-49.4 80 7.9 6.0-10.3 462 46.5 42.7-50.2
55-64 1,030 533 49.9 46.3-53.6 110 9.6 7.7-11.9 387 40.5 36.9-44.2
65-74 762 396 51.9 47.8-56.1 96 12.6 10.1-15.6 270 35.4 31.6-39.5
75+ 558 299 50.7 45.8-55.6 80 14.2 11.1-18.0 179 35.1 30.4-40.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 807 258 25.8 21.9-30.1 84 7.8 5.9-10.3 465 66.4 61.7-70.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,635 670 34.9 31.8-38.1 170 9.2 7.5-11.2 795 55.9 52.5-59.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,305 664 47.1 43.4-50.8 104 7.5 5.7- 9.8 537 45.5 41.7-49.3
College Graduate 1,321 767 54.8 51.3-58.3 121 8.4 6.6-10.4 433 36.8 33.5-40.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 639 232 31.8 27.3-36.6 60 8.2 5.7-11.7 347 60.0 54.9-64.9
$15,000- 24,999 874 363 33.2 28.9-37.8 86 7.8 6.0-10.2 425 59.0 54.1-63.7
$25,000- 34,999 647 299 43.0 38.0-48.1 64 8.3 5.9-11.5 284 48.7 43.5-54.0
$35,000- 49,999 735 385 47.7 42.9-52.6 60 7.2 5.1-10.2 290 45.0 40.1-50.1
$50,000-74,999 691 352 46.3 41.5-51.3 63 8.4 6.2-11.2 276 45.3 40.4-50.3
$75,000+ 752 405 51.5 46.9-56.1 65 8.4 6.3-11.3 282 40.0 35.7-44.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,917 870 41.1 38.3-44.0 223 11.0 9.3-13.0 824 47.8 44.8-50.8
No 3,060 1,457 41.5 39.1-44.0 249 7.0 5.9- 8.3 1,354 51.4 48.9-54.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 864 434 46.0 41.7-50.3 76 7.5 5.7-10.0 354 46.5 42.1-50.9
Non-Veteran 4,206 1,923 40.1 38.1-42.2 404 8.5 7.4- 9.7 1,879 51.4 49.2-53.5

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins. 'Not taking vitamins' category is added to the denominator so that the estimates are based on all respondents.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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